The Joint Entrance Examination-Advanced test for admission to Indian Institutes of Technology will be conducted on July 3 and the eligibility criterion of 75 per cent marks in class 12 has been relaxed, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' announced on Thursday.
For admissions to IITs, apart from qualifying the JEE-Advanced, the candidates are required to secure either minimum 75 per cent marks in class 12 board exams or rank among the top 20 percentile in their qualifying examinations.
While JEE-Mains is conducted for admission to engineering colleges across the country, it is considered as a qualifying test for JEE-Advanced.
"JEE-Advanced will be conducted by IIT Kharagpur on July 3. The relaxation in admission requirement of 75 per cent marks in class 12 which was announced last year in view of COVID-19 pandemic will be offered this year as well," Nishank said.
The ministry of education had last month announced that JEE-Mains for admission to engineering colleges will be held four times a year starting 2021 to offer flexibility to students and a chance to improve their scores.
The first edition of the JEE-Mains will be held from February 23 to 26, followed by rounds in March, April and May.
The Central Board of Secondary Education Class 10 and 12 exams which are usually conducted in February-March have also been postponed to May.